Creating Cement Without the Kiln

Professor Alex Moseson of Philadelphia's Drexel University is developing a new recipe for a more eco-friendly cement that uses industrial waste such as soda ash. "The beauty of it is we can take things that don’t need to go through a kiln in order to make them cement," Moseson said. The new mixture is said to be similar to the recipe used to build pyramids, symbolic of the product's strength.

Source: AGC SmartBrief e-newsletter for February 7, which included a Feburary 2 report from Public Radio International. Read more.

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